Plaintiffs are demanding legal action against the former U.S. president and others, including Mike Pompeo, for the 2020 killing of Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military officer, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of an Iraqi militia.
Tag: Drone War
‘The Longest War’ in US History Is Not Over
Two recent instances of “force and precision” ordered by Biden marked the presumed end to the war in Afghanistan just as it had begun, writes Brian Terrell.
Assassination and International Law
In an era of death by drone, grand-scale invasions or tank-to-tank warfare have been replaced by single-shot missions against top leaders, writes Dave Inder Comar.
How the UN Covers for US Aggression
For decades the American Right has decried the U.N. for encroaching on American sovereignty, but the truth is that the U.N. is a chief U.S. accomplice in violating the sovereignty of other nations, notes J.P. Sottile.
Obama’s Bombing Legacy
Exclusive: President Obama has joked he still doesn’t know why he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, but his record of waging war was no joke to thousands at the receiving end of U.S. bombs, says Nicolas J S Davies.
It’s Not About Trump, But Us
The looming inauguration of Donald Trump has led many on the “liberal/left” to vow eternal resistance but this fury has obscured the need for self-reflection on how “progressives” have lost their way, as John Pilger explains.
Calling Out Drone War as a War Crime
Night and day, U.S. “pilots” sit in cushioned chairs near Las Vegas, commanding drones on the other side of the planet, tracking and killing people, what retired Col. Ann Wright and other activists call a war crime, writes Dennis J Bernstein.
Learning to Love the ‘Drone War’
The mainstream U.S. news media is so in the tank on the “war on terror” that it ignores critical information that the American people should know, such as the public complaint from four former Air Force drone operators that the…
Obama’s Criminal Drone War
President Obama has relied on the lethal drone program as a “low cost” way to eliminate “terrorists,” but the project has institutionalized an imprecise strategy of human slaughter that violates international law and creates more enemies, writes Marjorie Cohn at Truthdig.
Why NYT Dissed the ‘Drone Papers’
When the “Downing Street Memo” surfaced in the UK in 2006 revealing that the intelligence to justify the Iraq War had been “fixed” around the policy, the mainstream U.S. media largely ignored it. The same has now happened with the…